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ZUBIRI TO CANDIDATES: ‘ODETTE’ VICTIMS NEED HELP

Senator Migz Zubiri bookended the holidays by heading to provinces struck by Typhoon Odette, personally delivering rice, groceries, water, face masks, and tents, purchased using personal funds he had originally intended for his advertising budget as a senatorial candidate for the upcoming elections. “As soon as we saw how Typhoon Odette ravaged Visayas and Mindanao, […]

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RELIEF GOODS DELIVERY TO SIARGAO STEADY — MATUGAS

The distribution of relief packs in the different municipalities in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte remained unhampered as support continued to grow from different sectors, both in the government and private sectors. Surigao del Norte First District Representative Francisco Jose “Bingo” Matugas II said the number of relief packs delivered to distressed residents in the […]

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PRC SENDS HELP TO ‘ODETTE’-HIT BOHOL, CEBU

Senator Dick Gordon sent relief goods to families affected by the recent supertyphoon Odette in some parts of Visayas and Mindanao in an effort to spread hope to them and rebuild their lives with dignity. Gordon assured that the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) he chairs will continue to assist the most vulnerable residents in Ubay […]

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REPORT INCIDENTS OF OVERPRICING – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan warns price manipulators against unnecessarily jacking up prices of basic goods, especially food and fuel. “May nagkwento sa akin, nag-order daw siya ng cooking gas at sinabi niya na magdala ng sukli para sa P1,000. Sagot daw sa kanya, P1,050 na po ang isang tangke na 11-kilogram. Ang bilis ng pagtaas ng […]

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2022 BUDGET HAS FUNDS TO AID ‘ODETTE’ VICTIMS

Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez said at least P27 billion in disaster-related funding is available in the newly-signed P5.024 trillion national budget for 2022. Rodriguez said the disaster relief funds are sourced from the P7-billion contingency fund and the P20 billion national disaster risk reduction and management fund in the 2022 budget that the government can […]

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LINEMEN ARE TYPHOON ODETTE HEROES – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian extolled the selflessness and tireless efforts of electrical linemen and crew members who often do not receive the recognition they deserve for the services they perform working around the clock and mostly in dangerous conditions repairing damaged poles to restore power lines. “Behind every electric utility is a team of folks who […]

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DPWH TEAMS SPEND HOLIDAYS AIDING ODETTE-HIT AREAS

“While most are taking a break this holiday season, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Quick Response Teams are out in the field working tirelessly to clear roads and help our kababayans affected by Typhoon Odette.” DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado said this as he expressed his appreciation to the men and women of […]

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NO LOOTING INCIDENTS IN BOHOL AFTER ‘ODETTE’ – YAP

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap said there are no untoward incidents reported in the province, like looting in areas where people are left with no food and water, days after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. “In the past two weeks that I have been going around the province, I am at least happy to share with […]

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PRIORITIZE AGRI SECTOR RECOVERY —AGRI PARTY-LIST

The next president should make agriculture recovery a top priority during their administration, AGRI Party-list said Friday. AGRI Party-list first nominee and former judge Frank Lobrigo issued the statement as damage and losses caused by Typhoon Odette to Philippine agriculture soared to ₱8 billion. Lobrigo urged presidential candidates to increase the budget for agriculture, telling […]

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GIVE FISHERS IN ‘ODETTE’ AREAS FIBERGLASS BOATS

Senator Kiko Pangilinan sought the help of fiberglass manufacturers in the country to help thousands of fisherfolk whose boats have been destroyed by Typhoon Odette. “Nananawagan po ako sa mga lider ng fiberglass manufacturing industry sa ating bansa na tulungan sanang makabangon muli ang mga mangingisda na nawalan nang kabuhayan dulot ng Typhoon Odette. Nangangailangan […]